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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Lots of lo-fi experimentalism is thrown around here, from some ultra-distorted vocals to unexpected blurts of cheesy-sounding instruments, but there's far more unrealized potential...Sometimes there's an eerie psychedelic vibe that resembles Pink Floyd in their just post-Syd Barrett days as in the very beginning of the opening track, "Burning Kingdom..." Sometimes the genuine sorrow and hurt that would color the best of Smog's later work surfaces in close-to-formulated songs, like "Bad Investment." On others...the melodic and lyrical ideas are buried under gratuitous fuzziness, or are fragmentary...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Lots of lo-fi experimentalism is thrown around here, from some ultra-distorted vocals to unexpected blurts of cheesy-sounding instruments, but there's far more unrealized potential...Sometimes there's an eerie psychedelic vibe that resembles Pink Floyd in their just post-Syd Barrett days as in the very beginning of the opening track, "Burning Kingdom..." Sometimes the genuine sorrow and hurt that would color the best of Smog's later work surfaces in close-to-formulated songs, like "Bad Investment." On others...the melodic and lyrical ideas are buried under gratuitous fuzziness, or are fragmentary...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2005
  • Label: Drag City
  • UPC: 781484001324
  • Catalog Number: 13

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Burning Kingdom (1:13)
  2. 2 Filament (1:57)
  3. 3 High School Freak (2:12)
  4. 4 Your Dress (2:19)
  5. 5 Barometric Pressure (2:08)
  6. 6 Guitar Innovator (1:26)
  7. 7 Evil Tyrant (2:38)
  8. 8 Head of Stone I (1:54)
  9. 9 Head of Stone II (2:42)
  10. 10 Long Gray Hair (1:17)
  11. 11 Kiss Your Lips (2:08)
  12. 12 Bad Ideas for Country Songs I (1:41)
  13. 13 Bad Ideas for Country Songs II (0:45)
  14. 14 Dead River (3:23)
  15. 15 Bad Investment (2:36)
  16. 16 Brown Bag (2:32)
  17. 17 Let Me Have That Jar Back (1:13)
  18. 18 This Insane Cop (2:44)
  19. 19 97th Street (2:20)
  20. 20 Do the Bed (2:23)
  21. 21 I'm Smiling (2:12)
  22. 22 With a Green Complexion (2:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Smog Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Lisa Carver Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bill Callahan Composer
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